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Old 12-10-2012, 14:05   #21
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Glock claims the last 2 years have the new Nitration finishing process
True, but in those last two years they have ranged from the initial 'grey, parked, scratch when you look at it' finish, to the recent finish which actually seems to be holding up fairly well.

I just find it odd that my 7 year old beater G19 (and I do mean beater - tons of range time, classes, and been carried thousands of hours) is holding up better (finish-wise) than a Gen4 that I have carried maybe a handful of times. I'm sure I'm not the only one.

JPB: I'm well aware they aren't high end pistols. See my 'work truck' analogy. Why pay the same money for a lesser product?

Just trying to get a feel for what the folks at Smyrna are turning out these days.

Keep 'em comin', folks! Thanks!
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Old 12-10-2012, 14:07   #22
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True, but in those last two years they have ranged from the initial 'grey, parked, scratch when you look at it' finish, to the recent finish which actually seems to be holding up fairly well.

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Mine has that last one, feels slippery like teflon.
3/2012 test fire.
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Old 12-10-2012, 16:16   #23
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Off the Glock website:http://us.glock.com/products/technology

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Nitrite Treatment
All GLOCK metal parts are treated with a Nitration finishing process that optimizes the molecular structure of those surfaces.

This progressive technology delivers a high degree of surface hardness,
maximum durability, and exceptional corrosion resistance,
that provides many years of trouble-free service under the harshest environmental conditions.
That is the treatment done to the metal parts, it is not the final finish applied to the slide that we are talking about.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferritic_nitrocarburizing
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Old 12-10-2012, 16:19   #24
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That is the treatment done to the metal parts, it is not the final finish applied to the slide that we are talking about.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferritic_nitrocarburizing
I agree, but the two changes seem to happen together.

I just wonder if that's coincidence, or on purpose.
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Old 12-10-2012, 17:51   #25
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SLU prefix Gen3 G19 test fired in Dec 2011 (not 2012 I know but it was purchased in Jan 2012) has a dark gray teflon finish which is very slick.

UBB prefix Gen4 G19 test fired Nov 9 2012 has a lighter gray finish similar in color to the old Gen4 flat gray finish, but it has a slight gloss look to it. Somewhere in between the heavy teflon gloss and the flat color of the early Gen4's. Personally it seems to be the best combo of the two because it's slick enough to allow easy cleaning like the teflon finish, but also provides a nice purchase which is one thing i don't care for with the super slick glossy finishes.

different lighting but you get the idea. both work best with a set of RB1 sights.

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Old 12-10-2012, 18:23   #26
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Have a TNT - slide is lighter than the frame but not grey. I've put it through hell and not cleaned it, it's holding up perfect.
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Old 12-10-2012, 20:21   #27
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TBExxx. Test fire 5/12/2012Click image for larger version

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Not sure what finish it is that I have. Just purchased it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 22:52   #28
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What finish is this? The "new finish" or the "new-new finish"?

What I can tell you about it is that touching it leaves very visable marks on it that easily wipes off. After I touch it I can clearly see perfect fingerprints on it from a distance.

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:02   #29
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Glock 17 Gen 3, March/2012 test fire date.......black finish that resembles the older Gen 3's.

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